Dr. David Canes

One of New England's most experienced robotic surgeons.

  • Experienced

    Performing and teaching robotic surgery since 2006.

  • Communicative

    Explains your situation, develops a plan, communicates it clearly.

Boston Urologist treating each patient with intense respect for their individual condition.

I treat patients in the Greater Boston area, and Southern New Hampshire.

I pride myself on developing unique treatment plans for a wide array of urologic conditions.

  • Clear communication

    You'll leave knowing the exact plan.
  • Careful explanations

    You'll understand, in plain language, what's going on.
  • Surgical excellence

    I strive for the best possible outcomes, treating each patient as I would my own friends and family.
  • Urologic Cancers

    • Prostate Cancer
    • Kidney Cancer
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Testicular Cancer
    • Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer
  • Benign (non cancerous) conditions

    •  UPJ Obstruction
    • Ureter strictures / Blockages
    • Kidney Stones
    • Adrenal Nodules
    • Prostate enlargement
  • Recognition

    Notable Awards

    • Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2014-present
    • Boston Magazine Top Doctor 2016-present
    • North Shore Magazine Top Doctor 2019-present
  • Credentials

    • Associate Professor of Urology, Tufts University
    • Board Certified, American Board of Urology
    • Member, Massachusetts Association of Practicing Urologists
    • Member, American Urological Association

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About Dr. Canes

I'm a board-certified, fellowship-trained Urologist who specializes in cancers of the prostate, kidney, and bladder.

I also repairs complex urinary tract injuries and blockages.

I am among the most experienced robotic surgeons in the Greater Boston area, having trained other surgeons in the technique both regionally and internationally.

I work at the main campus at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, and also serve as the medical director of Lahey's New Hampshire satellite clinic at Parkland Medical Center.

  • 1997

    • Yale University, BA, Biology with Honors
  • 2001

    • Weill Medical College of Cornell University, MD, with Honors
  • 2001-2008

    • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Residency in Urology
    • Cleveland Clinic, Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy & Robotic Surgery, Endourology

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  • 3000+
    Robotic Surgeries
  • 9
    Years with Top Doctor Awards
  • 16
    Years since first robotic case
  • 21
    Years Practicing Medicine